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11 11 Day Numbers Showcase

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1506 North Capitol Street NW
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Event Details: Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Songbyrd Music House
2477 18th Street NW
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About This Event

Party with the latest crop of Flashband groups at Songbyrd on 11/11 day! Get tickets here and RSVP on Facebook here. Enjoy a unique live band party vibe of 7 one-month-old bands' debut and farewell shows as they rock 15-minute sets around the theme of Numbers! (think Two Princes, 21 Guns, 311, 2Pac, 99 Red Balloons, etc). A few extra things making this 11/11 event special:

  • In the spirit of numbers/math/learning, Flashband will be donating a portion of proceeds to DC Public Schools to ensure classrooms have instructional tools they need to succeed!  
  • MC for this show will be local legend Dwayne Lawson-Brown, aka the "Crochet Kingpin"!!  Dwayne is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer who also hosts the longest standing open-mic, Spit Dat!
  • Flashband is a kind of band incubator -- on 11/11, we'll be featuring a group that stuck together after a 2014 showcase, and call themselves the Higher Numbers! They'll be closing the show with a tight head-bobbing rock-heavy set. 

Support your friends, support your family, keep the local music scene thriving, check out Songbyrd's awesome underground venue & vibe, and catch the November 2017 edition of Flashband's band incubation factory! 

PS -- thought of a good Numbers-related song? Add it to our collaborative "Numbers" playlist on Spotify! Here are a few to add (or subtract):

  • 12:51 - The Strokes
  • One (Is The Loneliest Number) - 3 Dog Night
  • 99 Red Baloons - Goldfinger
  • 21 Guns - Green Day
  • 8 Days a Week - Beatles
  • Murder by Numbers - The Police
  • 54-46 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals
  • 7 - Prince
  • Two Princes - Spin Doctors
  • too many to count! Already seeing a lot of great suggestions in the comments. 



Start a one-time band among the ~45 participants at 7DrumCity during 4 hours of jam sessions. We'll all meet in the lobby at 4pm, then split into 4 different jam rooms, rotate rooms a few times, then reconvene in the lobby and form bands. Then your new band will learn and rehearse your set over the next few weeks, and alongside the other bands, perform on November 11th at Songbyrd! Each band must put together a 15 minute set.

Here's why 1700 people in the DC area love Flashband:

  • Meet and jam with new local hobbyists like you (no sketchy craigslist - we'll find the participants)
  • Play a Saturday night gig at a sweet venue
  • Have all show logistics, backline, and promo graphics taken care of for you
  • Get professional photos of you performing with your instrument
  • New BFFs from your one-time band! (you might even stick together?) 

Registered Bands (8)

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Number 1 Hard Rockin' Band! If you are looking for sweet riffs, hard pounding drums, and thumping thunderous bass lines, WE GOT YOUR NUMBER!! STILL LOKING FOR A DRUMMER Here are some suggestions: Zero- Smashing Pumpkins https://youtu.be/NBkjcvNztKQ 1979- Smashing Pumpkins https://youtu.be/4aeETEoNfOg 311- Beautiful Disaster https://youtu.be/mjfT2joaJxs Sum 41- Fat Lip https://youtu.be/2sGmmxUQWig Nine Inch Nails- Closer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS0a5P8pcs0 something like this arranged for two guitars and bass 7Mary3- Cumbersome https://youtu.be/NjNn4bbbgSw 3 Doors Down- Kryptonite https://youtu.be/xPU8OAjjS4k Eve 6- Inside Out https://youtu.be/T8Xb_7YDroQ 21 Pilots- Ride https://youtu.be/Pw-0pbY9JeU


We are a power trio with four members. The most powerful power trio EVER! Songs: #1 Crush - Garbage / 2+2=5 - Radiohead / Four Sticks - Led Zeppelin / 1234 1234 - Catch 22 / Alternate: 4am - Our Lady Peace

Name Not a Number

samples, delay pedals, dry ice.

37 Pieces of Flare

Gimme One Reason, One Headlight (Wallflowers), Because the Night (10,000 Maniacs), One Way or Another, Love Shack (B52s) **We release 99 Balloons!! Up for grabs!**

1210 Revival

Soul/funk - Amy Winehouse/ Bill Withers/ Rolling Stones (funky cover)/ Other TBD

Higher Numbers

We got our start as a band through Flashband! We'll be rockin' a mix of our originals and some covers, including 7 Nation Army and Song 2. Most of us are savvy Flashband vets so feel free to reach out with any questions. Check us out at: https://www.facebook.com/HigherNumbers

The Oneders

It's pronounced "The Wonders" - One Week, Oneders Owesome Original, 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Once in a Lifetime

Divisible by Zero

We gonna rock some numbers!! Songs we're bogarting: 54-46 (Toots & Maytals/Sublime) 9-5 (Dolly Parton) September (Earth Wind Fire) 50 Ways to Leave your Lover (Paul Simon) Son of a Preacher Man (you know what song....)

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Tom Bolgiano
Oct 18, 2017 12:21 AM
Kees, I threw a band together with Alex and Chris, we jammed a bit during free rotation. Chris is bass, and I can cover drums.

Kees Fansjoy
Oct 17, 2017 7:36 PM
Well, n00b move on my part but I'm still band-less. Any drummers and bassists still need to connect?

Mike Phillips
Oct 15, 2017 10:28 PM
Just played a long set of Journey songs with Brian K. Good guy to put in someone's band. Learns his stuff!

Scott Hollingsworth
Oct 15, 2017 6:44 PM
I'm going to miss the jam but I'm really looking forward to joining a group. I make a loud and soulful noise with a guitar.Keep me in mind

Brian Kaplan
Oct 15, 2017 3:08 PM
I can't make it today to do the Meet & Greet but would love to join a band. I play guitar and have played a few gigs quite recently. DM me

Brian Kaplan
Oct 15, 2017 3:07 PM
I can't make it today to do the Meet & Greet but would love to join a band. I play guitar and have played a few gigs quite recently. Message

Don Birchler
Oct 15, 2017 2:55 PM
30 days in the hole by govt mule and funky 49 by James gang

Gerard Cornair
Oct 15, 2017 3:27 AM
Would love to play One by Metalica and by U2

Nicholas Tenorio
Oct 13, 2017 4:05 AM
...19th nervous breakdown (Rolling Stones), 25 minutes to go (Johnny Cash). Takers?

Nicholas Tenorio
Oct 13, 2017 4:04 AM
Honky Tonk by numbers? 1 piece at a time (Jonny Cash), 1 night (Elvis Presley), highway 51 blues (Bob Dylan)...

Alan Warburton
Oct 13, 2017 12:59 AM
Rufus Wainwright 11:11

Chris Knudson
Oct 7, 2017 6:01 PM
3am, One way out, I can't drive 55, One way to rock, 30 days in a hole, 25 or 6 to 4, Murder by numbers, so many possibilities

James Colten
Oct 6, 2017 3:59 PM
Love 2 the 9's? Eight Days a Week? Seven Nation Army... Possibilities are infinite

Alan Warburton
Oct 6, 2017 3:41 PM
really not looking forward to all the guitarists playing Metallica, One, or U2 One, for that matter.

Don Birchler
Oct 5, 2017 12:02 AM
bass or guitar or both

Athena Kopsidas
Oct 2, 2017 10:27 PM
Who wants to do Prince's 7!?

Event Leader

Miles Ryan is leading this event. Have questions?
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